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Riot Fest will have big names headlining festival

Brie Coder

April 24, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

On April 19, Riot Fest announced its lineup for this year’s festival. Riot Fest will be held on Sept. 15-17 in Douglas Park. Nine Inch Nails will headline the first night. The band has not headlined in Chicago since 2014. ...

Heavy metal band continues to create relatable music

Brie Coder

April 24, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Mastodon’s newest album pays homage to cancer victims. Mastodon is an American metal band that has been around since 2000. Just last month, Mastodon released their seventh studio album, “Emperor of Sand.” Fans waited three ...

Hit show will continue to make fans laugh

Alyssa Hohman

April 24, 2017

Filed under The Edge

“The Big Bang Theory,” the most watched comedy on television, will continue for an additional two seasons. The show has had audiences laughing for 10 years now, and while most shows lose their steam after seasons 5 or 6, they ...

WIU Alumnus, Bart Shatto, costars on hit show “Chicago Med”

Alyssa Hohman

April 10, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

For Western Illinois fans of the popular show “Chicago Med” look out for a familiar face this season. Western Illinois University alumnus Bart Shattowill be featured on the show for its second season airing April 13 on NBC. ...

Jason Hartley: a man of many genres

Brie Coder

April 10, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Optimistic and easygoing not only describes Jason Hartley’s view on music, but also on life itself. The current junior is double majoring in music business and jazz studies. On campus, you can see him at times carrying arou...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a bizarre production

Alyssa Hohman

April 10, 2017

Filed under The Edge

“Peter and the Starcatcher” was put on by the Western IllinoisDepartment of Theaterand Dance this week from Wednesday to Sunday in Hainline Theater at Browne Hall.The show describesthe backstory of PeterPan leading up to him lan...

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill set to release joint album

Abbi Seul, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Iconic country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made their mark from the 90s until now. Since their marriage in 1996, they have collaborated on many songs that have stolen the hearts of their listeners like “Keep Your...

Lollapalooza close to selling out due to impressive lineup

Brie Coder, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

Filed under The Edge

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to save money to purchase tickets to music festivals coming up this summer. Lollapalooza, a very famous music festival in Chicago, has yet another impressive lineup for this year. The...

Sesame Street introduces new autistic muppet

Anna Aughenbaugh, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Sesame Street is the famous show where playful Muppets teach children valuable life lessons, and it was announced that the show is adding a new friend. Julia is the newest addition to the Sesame Street Muppet family, and there...

Changing sound could be a bad move for a rock group

Brie Coder

March 8, 2017

Filed under The Edge

On Feb. 16, Linkin Park announced they were working on a new album entitled “One More Light.” This will be the band’s seventh studio album and will be released on May 19. Like any other artist, the band released a single that...

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